Experience

James is developing a busy court and advisory practice across Chambers’ core areas. He regularly appears in applications, small claims, fast track trials and case management conferences.

James completed his pupillage in Chambers under the supervision of Paul McGrath, Ben Casey and Dominic Adamson.

James is a contributor to the Personal Injury Brief Update newsletter.

Awards

Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize, Middle Temple;
Astbury Scholarship, Middle Temple;
Viscount Sankey Award, Jesus College;
Law Prize, Jesus College.

Education

Jesus College, University of Oxford: BA Jurisprudence
City Law School: BPTC

Professional Memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association

TGC Fraud Newsletter Issue VIII – July 2018

2nd July 2018

Please see link below for Issue VIII of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.


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TGC welcomes new junior tenants

3rd October 2016

Temple Garden Chambers are delighted to announce that James Yapp and Robert Riddell  have accepted invitations to join chambers after successfully completing pupillage.


Privacy Notice

Thank you for choosing to instruct me in your case. I will need to collect and hold your personal information in order to represent you. I will take all possible steps to protect your personal information. I am determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust. This Privacy Notice describes the information I collect about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding it.

Data Controller

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is Temple Garden Chambers, 1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple, London, EC4Y 9DA and my registration number is ZA175213.

Data Collection

The vast majority of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered in the course of your case and/or proceedings. Your solicitor and/or I will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.

Our Lawful Basis for processing your information

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations that process personal data to have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:

  • Consent of the data subject
  • Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
  • Compliance with a legal obligation
  • To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
  • Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
  • The legitimate interests of ourselves, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

Examples of legitimate interests include:

  • Where the data subject is a client or in the service of the controller;
  • Transmission within a group of undertakings for internal administrative purposes;
  • Processing necessary to ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access;
  • Processing for direct marketing purposes, or to prevent fraud; and
  • Reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security.

I use your information to:

  • Provide legal advice and representation;
  • Investigate and address your concerns;
  • Communicate with you about news, updates and events; and/or
  • Investigate or address legal proceedings relating to your use of my services/products, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law.

I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.

I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:

Client data

  • Name;
  • Email;
  • Phone number;
  • Address;
  • Payment or bank details;
  • Date of birth;
  • Financial information;
  • Medical Records; and
  • Such further categories of information required for the purposes of your case and/or proceedings.

I may share your personal data with:

  • Instructing solicitors
  • Pupils or Mini pupils, under my training
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case
  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative or support services
  • My regulator or legal advisors in the event of a dispute or other legal matter
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet our legal obligations
  • Any other party where I ask you and you consent to the sharing

Transfers to third countries and international organisations

I do not transfer any personal data to third countries or international organisations.

Retention

I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it. My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

  • There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute;
  • I am legally required to; or
  • There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to fraud prevention and protecting clients’ safety and security.

Your Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have the right to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for; you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you; you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold; you can ask me to stop sending you direct mail, or emails; or in some circumstances ask me to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred.

You can find out more information from the ICO’s website http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/personal_information and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I dealt with your information.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me in chambers.

I will occasionally update my Privacy Notice